I’m going to put it out there right at the start – A pet is ALWAYS a ‘Frugality Fail’ (as we like to call those not-very-thrifty financial decisions on this blog). Now, let me assure you that I am an unabashed lover of most animals (except spiders and roaches), and my own pet is totally adored. That said, our cat is BY FAR the most expensive member of our household. We found our cat, Gringo, when he was included as the ”Pet of the Week” from the animal shelter in our local newspaper. I…

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